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North Carolina allows bar code ballots despite voter outcry

Aug. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials on Friday certified bar code ballots for use in elections starting next year despite an outcry that they can't be trusted by voters uncertain their choices are accurately counted. The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to allow a voting-machine maker...

After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia secretary of state's office said Tuesday that it plans to reexamine the state's new election system as required by law after receiving a request from voters. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced last month that the state plans to buy a $106 million election system from...

Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system

Aug. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters who want hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the new election system state officials are rushing to implement in time for next year's presidential primaries, saying the new touchscreen machines remain vulnerable and their results unverifiable, even though they produce...

Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those problems place a burden on...

Judge orders paper ballot contingency plan for Georgia

Aug. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Georgia election officials fail to meet the tight timeline they've set to implement an entirely new voting system, they'll have to quickly pivot to hand-marked paper ballots for the March presidential primaries. That's according to a Thursday ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg....

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019

Aug. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state's new...

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019, use hand-marked paper ballots if new system not ready for 2020

Aug. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019, use hand-marked paper ballots if new system not ready for 2020.

Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

Aug. 13, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking. A study released by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on Tuesday evaluates the state of...

Expert: Many Wisconsin elections clerks use outdated systems

Aug. 9, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of local clerks are using outdated computer systems or aren't installing security patches, leaving Wisconsin's election system vulnerable to potentially devastating cyberattacks, state elections officials fear. Election officials across the country have stepped up efforts to...

Georgia's new voting machines certified by the state

Aug. 9, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state certified new touchscreen voting machines as election-safe in court documents Friday, bidding to put behind the acrimonious 2018 electoral season marred by reports of malfunctioning voting equipment, hourslong wait times and criticism that the state's outdated...